Self-help High Blood Pressure Treatments

Self-help High Blood Pressure Treatments provide ways you can lower blood pressure naturally to avoid a lifelong commitment to blood pressure medications.

High blood pressure medication (or antihypertensive drugs) can reduce your high blood pressure, but it might be possible to lower your high blood pressure to normal by leading a sensible, healthy lifestyle.

* If you are already taking anti-hypertensive drugs, the medications for high blood pressure must be taken regularly as directed by your doctor and never stopped unless advised by him.


Hypertension Symptoms & Treatment, Blood Pressure monitoring, BP Chart


How to Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

High Blood Pressure Diet - Follow a nutritious, low-fat diet, high in calcium. Many countries' governments are now advocating the DASH Diet which lists foods that lower blood pressure. Magnesium supplementation is also one of the ways to reduce blood pressure naturally. Avoid licorice and licorice-containing substances.

Caffeine and High Blood Pressure - Caffeine has an acute dose-related pressor effect. People who have ingested significant amounts will have a blood pressure reading which is elevated above their usual level. Reduced intake of Caffeine is recommended and may be beneficial. Caffeine is found in instant coffee, brewed coffee, tea, chocolate drinks and cola drinks.

Salt and High Blood Pressure - Put away the salt shaker; use only a little salt with your food. Some individuals seem to be more sensitive to salt restriction.

Obesity and Hypertension - Aim to keep to your ideal weight. There is considerable evidence that weight loss and gain are linked to a corresponding fall and rise in blood pressure. Where required, a weight loss plan should be organized to reduce the BMI to between 20 and 25. It is estimated that for every 1kg of weight lost, blood pressure dropped by 2.5mmHg systolic and 1.5mmHg diastolic.

Alcohol and High Blood Pressure - Aim for either none or only small amounts. Drinking more than 20g of alcohol a day raises blood pressure and makes treatment of established hypertension more difficult. People with hypertension should limit their alcohol intake to 1 or 2 standard drinks per day. Reduction or withdrawal of regular alcohol intake reduces blood pressure by 5-10mmHg.

Stress and High Blood Pressure - Avoid stress and overwork. Consider relaxation or meditation classes.

High Blood Pressure and Exercise - Increase Exercise. Regular aerobic or istonic exercise helps in reducing high blood pressure. Hypertensive patients beginning an exercise program should do so gradually. Walking is an appropriate exercise. Weights and other forms of isometric exercises should be avoided because they will significantly elevate blood pressure in the hypertensive patient.

Smoking and Hypertension - Smoking causes acute rises in blood pressure but does not appear to cause sustained hypertension. However, it is a risk factor for cardiovascular heart disease, so it would be better to quit smoking. Continued smoking may negate any benefits of antihypertensive therapy.

Blood Pressure Medications

If these natural high blood pressure remedies do not help in lowering your high blood pressure, blood pressure medicines will be necessary. The high blood pressure medications act by softening the strong pumping action of the heart or relaxing the tight arteries or reducing the body chemicals that are controlling your blood pressure.

The medications for high blood pressure must be taken regularly as directed by your doctor and never stopped unless advised by him.


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(Ref: Nutrients. 2020 Apr 23;12(4). pii: E1181. doi: 10.3390/nu12041181 Optimal Nutritional Status for a Well-Functioning Immune System Is an Important Factor to Protect against Viral Infections Calder PC1, Carr AC2, Gombart AF3, Eggersdorfer M4.

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Part of MOH's Swab & Go Home programme. Our clinic can carry out the COVID-19 Swab test for anyone who meets the MOH medical criteria. All individuals aged 13 and above, diagnosed with ARI will be COVID Swab-tested. Cost of Swab test to be borne by Ministry of Health Singapore.

Part of the National Influenza Sentinel Surveillance programme with MOH. If you have a fever of > 38 degrees with a cough, our clinic is able to test for COVID-19. For children below 12 years old with clinical diagnosis of HFMD (eg fever, oral ulcers, rash), our clinic can test for Hand Foot & Mouth Disease (The tests are for surveillance purposes only).

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Co-infection of COVID-19 with other infectious diseases is possible.

Reduce your risk of getting sick with COVID-19

  • Make sure your vaccinations are up-to-date. People older than 65 years, and those with many underlying conditions, such as those who are immunocompromised or with significant liver disease, are recommended to receive vaccinations against Influenza and pneumococcal disease (PCV). Click here for Vaccination schedules (NAIS/NCIS).
  • Do not delay getting medical care for your underlying condition because of COVID-19. MD International Medical Centre has contingency MOH infection prevention protocols to protect you from getting COVID-19 if you need care for your underlying condition.
  • Continue your medications and do not change your treatment plan without talking to your doctor.
  • Make sure that you have at least a two-week supply of your chronic disease medications.
  • Call MDIMC @ Tel: 6694 1661 for a medical appointment if you have any concerns about your underlying medical conditions or if you get sick. Our clinic is a PHPC-accredited medical clinic. Under the MOH Swab & Go Home programme, our doctors can do a COVID-19 PCR Swab test if you meet the MOH medical crtieria.

Asymptomatic patients may not display no symptoms of illness. Vulnerable people should get vaccinated against Influenza as the stop gap until the COVID vaccine is found. The Flu vaccine would protect susceptible people from, as well as exclude the Flu and H1N1 viruses should they start to show URTI or ARI symptoms.

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The latest Influenza Vaccine is now available. It protects against the Flu and H1N1 Viruses. In the event that a person displays flu-like symptoms after the Flu vaccination, both Flu and H1N1 may be excluded in his diagnosis, and treatment can be sought quickly should the patient have contracted COVID-19.

Ministry of Health Safety protocols are adhered to at all times for the safe vaccination of you and your family.

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Up to $400 per Medisave Account per year can be used for Vaccinations under the National Adult & Childhood Immunisation Schedule - Influenza, Pneumococcal (PCV13/PPSV), Human Papillomavirus (HPV2/HPV4), Hepatitis B, Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis (Tdap), Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR) and Chickenpox (Varicella).

National Adult Immunisation Schedule (NAIS) Singapore @ MD International Medical Centre. Make your vaccination appointment at Tel: 6694 1661.


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Should you encounter any medical problem that you are unsure of, always consult your doctor or health care provider for assistance and medical advice.

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Dr Don Lau – Medical Director

MBBS (Monash), B Med Sc (Hons) (Monash), Dip Pract Derm (Wales, UK)

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The Chiropractic Association Singapore, Japan Chiropractic Register, American Chiropractic Association, California Chiropractic Association

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